Elizabeth Carothers Herron

Selected Works

A book-length poem in four sections that refused to be turned to type and is thus handwritten in its final form.
e.g. Fiction, History, Magazine Articles, etc. goes here
Poem Title: "To be Called" Reflections: Fall 2013, Issue "Test of Time: The Art of Aging"
An article on the enduring affection among all things. Published in Parabola Magazine, Fall 2005, Issue 30:3
Poetry
2013 Creative Writing Award winner A British magazine exploring contemporary art & design, film, music & performance with a special annual issue of poetry & fiction.
A chapbook of poems written in response to the second Iraq war, prepared as part of a collaborative performance (with movement artist, Corlene Van Sluizer) for Quicksilver Mine Company Gallery.
Magazine Article/Book
A personal essay [Orion Magazine, Spring 1999] recounting the author's experience of a continually evolving earth, shared by species whose ancestry predates our own. The reader is encouraged to see her/himself within the context of a planet humming with life, and to see life as a gift in which each moment presents the opportunity for reverence.
Nonfiction
This article appears in the Jung Journal of Culture & Psyche (Volume 3, Number 4) in the issue devoted to Marie Louise Von Franz' last lecture on Jung's idea of the role of the feeling function.
Essay
This article appears in Parabola magazine's issue Body and Soul (Volume 30, Number 3). The author asks what we mean by the words spirit and soul? How do we acknowledge and honor the soul and spirit of another being? Where do we find it? What does it take to cultivate our capacity to perceive the soul of the world?

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WRITING THE WATERSHED - May 6, 2017 The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation will sponsor a day-long workshop with Elizabeth.

REPORT, a poetry chapbook published by dPress and based on natural cycles (weather, tides, the moon, the movements of the planets and the minor role of an individual human life) is currently on exhibit as part of the Your Landscape show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

THE POET'S HOUSE, bound/​boxed by artist Jimalee Plank, won Honorable Mention in the Art of the Book exhibit at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, summer 2016.

20th Annual Petaluma Poetry Walk - September 20th, 2015,
Elizabeth brought the day-long event to a close as the final reader at Aqus Cafe following readings by Clara Hs, Susan Mashiyama, and Vilma Ginsberg. Thanks go especially to Bill Vartnaw and David Madgalene for their efforts in preparing this year's event.

Digging Our Poetic Roots - Publication Reading, August 29th, 2015
Hosted by Sonoma County Poet Laureate, Katherine Hastings, Elizabeth and other poets represented in the anthology read their work at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts..

Dinner with the Author - at Gaia's Garden in Santa Rosa, July 2015
Elizabeth participated in the poetry reading following dinner at Gaia's Garden. The event continued a series of readings for World of Change, an anthology of radical poetry edited by David Madgalene.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Laguna Foundation
COVERED IN BIRDS, a reading and concert with TAKE JACK, voices a'capela; 8 poets herded by the 9th (Elizabeth), took place the evening of JUNE 6th, 2015. We had a full house of over 150 people, contributing nicely to the Foundation's coffers. Poets were paid with a Poets & Writers grant matched by Prunusky Chatham of Occidental. Visit the Laguna de Santa Rosa website for information and directions to the center.